Frequently Asked Questions
An "interest relationship" is a term use by the Bureau of Land Management to describe an entity's role in a lease. There are many types of interest relationships. While we group all parties as 'owners' on The Coal Fields™ (for simplicities sake), an individual 'owner' can actually have a relationship of:
Note: Entities described in these relationships can also be many different types. To learn more, read about Categories.
- SUBSURFACE JURIS
- FINANCIAL INSTITUTION
- SURFACE JURIS
- ADMIN MGT ENTITY
- PREVIOUS INT PARTY
- OFFICE OF RECORD
- DESIGNATED OPERATOR
- INT PARTY OF REC
- OPERATING RIGHTS
- 1ST PRIORITY
- DOING BUSINESS AS(DBA)
- HOLDING AGENCY
Coal Lease News From The Coal Fields™
Learn more about the Bureau of Land Management, Public Land Survey System, and coal leases.
Understanding Lease Ownership
We receive lots of emails from people who find their name or a relative’s name on our site and want to know if this means they have some right to the land listed under that name.
Understanding BLM Administrative Areas
Whether it is filing a lease or researching one, the administering BLM office is going to be the definitive source.
Understanding Location Data
Lease handled by the Bureau of Land Management are not mapped by latitude and longitude, instead, these leases harken back to the Public Land Survey System.
A “township” can refer to two different things. Both are part of the PLSS measurement system but have different uses.